All these elements are worked in Soie d’Alger French silk; techniques include needlepainting and soft shading. This is an exercise in re-creating reality; students will learn to produce in thread what they see in nature. To complete the effect a tone-on-tone trellis-like blackwork pattern is stitched as a subtle background.
This composition works up quickly and the student will have much accomplished by the end of class.
- Time: 2 days
- Proficiency Level: Intermediate
- Kit cost: $70
- Ground Fabric: Congress Cloth
- Size of Piece: 7″ x 9″ on 11″ x 13″ stretcher bars